Edgelarks – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – New Album and Tour Dates


We were recently treated to the hatching of Edgelarks (the new name for duo Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) at the Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis last Sunday evening. The name change also spearheads the launch of the new album by the same name that is released 6.10.17.

The definition of Edgelark is “to sing about or from the margins”.

So its no surprise that the album focus on transitional spaces, minimal places, people, refugees and times. It looks at boundaries and thresholds; crossroads and borderlands.  There is a travelling theme that runs through the new album which spans stories of transition from old to new, all documented in song and wonderful music to a backdrop of shades of early morning light contrasted with the last ebb of light at the end of the day.

Darren Beech

Edgelarks describe this further as:

The idea that, despite often being places of marginalisation, these are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That when social norms break down, when you are between two established worlds, there is a chance for new perspectives. That in the end, we have far more in common than things that divide us.

If you would like to order a copy of the one of the albums (in CD or Vinyl), download them or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the Edgelarks link to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website. Buying through Amazon on folking.com helps us to recover a small part of our running costs, so please order anything you need as every little purchase helps us.


The Edgelarks Launch Tour 2017

*with very special guest The Little Unsaid

**with very special guest Tobias ben Jacob


05/10   Marlborough Folk Roots*

Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

 / 01672 512465


06/10   Album Launch: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6ED*

www.dartingtonhall.com  /  01803 847070


07/10   St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, N. Devon*

Churchfields Rd, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1RL



10/10   National Centre for Early Music, York*

St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL


/  01904 658338


11/10   The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge*

Holme St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE


/   01422 845265


12/10   Garstang Unplugged, Lancashire*

The Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, Garstang, PR3 1GD


 / 01995 602795


13/10   Forum Studio Theatre, Chester*

Hamilton Place, Chester CH1 2BH


/  01244 341296


14/10   L2F Festival, Lichfield

Lichfield Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6NU


/ 01543 262223


18/10   Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton*

Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL


/ 01823 283244


19/10   Komedia, Bath*

22-23 Westgate Street, Bath BA1 1EP

www.komedia.co.uk/bath / 01225 489070


21/10   Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Tom Robinson)

HOME, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, off Whitworth St. West, M15 4FN

www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk  /  0161 200 1500


27/10   Jubilee Hall, Market Harborough*

Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7JD

www.amgigs.co.uk / 01858 525 179


28/10   The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber*

Maltkiln Road, Barton Upon Humber, N.Lincs, DN18 5JT

www.roperyhall.co.uk / 01652 660380


01/11   The Stables, Milton Keynes*

Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK17 8LU

www.thestables.org.uk / 01908 280800


02/11   Album Launch: The Sound Lounge, London*

210-212 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7EW

www.thesoundlounge.org.uk / 0208 543 9555


03/11   Wokingham Concerts*

All Saints Church, Wokingham, RG40 1UE



04/11   Bubble Club at The Marlowe, Canterbury*

The Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS



07/11   Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham**

Little High Street, Shoreham by Sea, W.Sussex, BN43 5EG

www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk / 01273 464440


08/11 Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hampshire, GU26 6JL

01428 725276 / stuart@handsontohealth.com

Tickets are £32, which includes a three course meal.


09/11   Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich**

7 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LJ

www.anterosfoundation.com / 01603 456 731


10/11   The Painswick Centre, Stroud**

Bisley Street, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucs. GL6 6QQ

www.painswickcentre.com / 07596 823 881


11/11   Somborne Sessions, Hampshire**

King’s Somborne Village Hall, off Romsey Road, Kings Somborne, Hants. SO20 6PP

www.sombornesessions.co.uk / 01794 388743


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